Ready to start using Gmail with your Google Workspace team? Once you sign up for Google Workspace and verify your domain ownership, you can start using your business or school address with Gmail. Here's how to begin:
As a Google Workspace admin...
- Create user accounts
Each user in your organization who will use Gmail needs their own Google Workspace account.
An account gives each user a name and password for signing in to Google Workspace, and an email address at your domain.
- Set up MX records to direct your mail to Google servers
When you're ready to go live with Gmail, redirect your domain's MX records to Google servers. Do this after creating user accounts for people who will be using Gmail with your domain.
Advanced deployments: If you're deploying Gmail alongside your existing mail service, such as for a pilot, see these advanced email delivery options.
- Import existing email to Google Workspace
See how to import your users' email from your old email system to Google Workspace.
- Authorize your senders with SPF
Add SPF records to your domain's DNS settings to make sure spammers can't forge messages from your business address, and that valid messages from your domain aren't mistaken for spam.
If you don't add SPF records, messages your users send from Gmail might end up in recipients' spam quarantine. Add SPF records now
- Help prevent spoofing, phishing, and spam
In addition to adding SPF records, we also recommend further protections against forged spam and spoofing. Follow the link above to see what we recommend.
- Add your other domain names
If you own multiple domain names, you can add them all to your Google Workspace account. That way, users can have an address at one or more of your domains.
- Customize your Gmail web address
Let users access their Gmail page directly using the address: mail.your-company.com.
- Set up integrated Gmail for your organization
Let users conveniently access their email messages, chat, and video meetings all in one familiar place: Gmail.
- Customize more business options for users
Turn on other Gmail features you want people to use, like personalization, offline access, read receipts, mail delegation, and more.